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Old 01-28-2006, 06:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default sorry about the repost. just starting over from scratch (gaming)

So as some of you have read im building a gaming computer and my budget is anywhere from 1500 to 1600. i MiGHT push the 1600 limit if the extra cost is because of a gfx card. so itll be mostly a gaming computer with high end games like cod and fear and what not. AMD processor please. So any ideas for the build? I do NOT need a monitor, printer, router, mouse, or keyboard. Thanks again. Sli mother board too please. heh thanks.

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Old 01-28-2006, 08:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You want to use an SLI motherboard? So, are you going to be using 2 video cards then?

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Old 01-28-2006, 09:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 01-28-2006, 10:30 PM   #4 (permalink)
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trust dont get SLI its useless

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Old 01-28-2006, 11:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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the only dual core worth getting right now is either the opty 165 for ocers or the x2 3800+, i personally woud go for the x2 3800+. dont go for the higher dual cores as the performance isnt that much of an increase, u can check here:
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So go for a x2 4400? i would get the fx57 but someone said the L2 cache is not 2 mb. is that a big deal...? lol im new to AMD
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Old 01-29-2006, 04:00 AM   #7 (permalink)
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so now... is it worth it to get a fx57? or should i just go with a 4800
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SLi ISN"T USELESS! GOSH PEOPLE! crank up the graphics and SLi won't lose but 3 fps no joke. a single loses like 20-30FPS under high load. AND ITS NEW! in year it will be even better w/ new drivers. Have some faith people.
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uhh, sli is not new in anyway... it was used in old voodo's way back in the day... but i agree, in years it will be better.
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So I'm guessing your not gonna OC.

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Toledo 1GHz FSB 2 x 1MB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor $645

DFI LANPARTY UT nF4 SLI-DR Socket 939 NVIDIA nForce4 SLI ATX AMD Motherboard $168

Defianately gotta get this GPU-
SAPPHIRE 100149 Radeon X1900XT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 VIVO PCI Express x16 Video Card $519

Western Digital Caviar SE16 WD2500KS 250GB 7200 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive $110

CORSAIR ValueSelect 2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM Unbuffered DDR 400 (PC 3200) System Memory $165

Antec LifeStyle SONATA II Piano Black Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case 450Watt SmartPower 2.0 ATX 12V V2.0 $80

Total: $1687

So I went over your budget. If you want to get under $1600 I suggest getting a non SLI mobo since SLI only gives you about a 15-20% performance boost for double the price.

You could also get this CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600+ Manchester 1GHz FSB 2 x 512KB L2 Cache Socket 939 Dual Core Processor for $575.
You're sacrificing a 1mb cache for 512kb but you still get 2.4ghz and benches show it's better then the 4400+.

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